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Stories from Friday, December 26, 2008

SYC provides holiday gifts (12/26/08)
The Barry County Share Your Christmas program provided toys and clothing for around 135 families and over 380 kids this year. More children will receive gifts through the program this week. "With all of the talk about the economy, I think everyone was concerned when we started this year," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director, "but the donations were wonderful. We received lots and lots and lots of toys...
CCF exceeds fundraising goal (12/26/08)
The Cassville community has answered the call, and in seven short weeks, contributed over $27,000 to the Cassville Community Foundation's grantmaking endowment fund. On Thursday, Landon Fletcher, chairman of the local Foundation's board of directors, announced that the organization's fundraising goal had been met and exceeded...
Food pantries serving more local residents (12/26/08)
With an increase in the number of layoffs occurring in southwest Missouri and a decrease in the number of jobs available, many local residents are struggling just to put food on the table this year. Three area food pantries are working overtime to meet the increased need for assistance...
Local fire departments to receive over $284,000 (12/26/08)
The Washburn Volunteer Fire Department and the Purdy Fire Protection District will receive over $284,000 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) this year. "AFGP helps improve the equipment, training and effectiveness of rural firefighters across the country and here in southwest Missouri," said Congressman Roy Blunt. ...
Fire chief recommends 911 test call (12/26/08)
Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Chief Ron Creek recommends all area residents call 911 to ensure that their address is correct in the county's emergency system. "Even if you have your new address it is possible you may not be in the 911 system," said Creek...
Benefit account established for local family (12/26/08)
The Washburn Fire Department has established an account at the Bank of Washburn for Jason and Megan Shrum, who lost their 16 month old daughter, Jayci, on Dec. 7. In addition to her parents, Jayci is survived by a brother, Coy, and a sister, Ali. Funds contributed to the account will help the family pay medical and funeral expenses...
Verona man injured in crash on Business 60 (12/26/08)
A Verona man was moderately injured in a two-vehicle crash on Business 60 three miles east of Monett last Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2001 Dodge Dakota, driven by Mark Jennings, 42, struck the rear of a 1996 International trash truck that was not occupied...
City of Cassville honors employees (12/26/08)
Jim Steward, City of Cassville public works maintenance employee, was named Cassville's 2008 Employee of the Year during the city's annual awards banquet on Dec. 12. "We have a lot of great staff members, but this year Jim really stood out," said Mike Hayslip, city administrator. "He would always come in with a positive attitude and he was very creative in his ability to solve problems...
Barry County Health Board approves 2009 budget (12/26/08)
The Barry County Health Department approved the 2009 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 18. Kathleen King, health department administrator, reported that the budget includes a 3 percent cost-of-living increase for all staff members and a salary expenditure for a new full-time registered nurse who will be working at the department's satellite office in Monett...
R-IV School Board moves forward on athletic projects (12/26/08)
The Cassville R-IV School Board approved two sports-related bids at its Dec. 11 meeting. Board members voted to accept a $69,500 bid from Musco for an athletic field lighting project for the high school softball and soccer fields as well as a $40,365 bid for field house flooring. In both cases, the board voted to accept the lowest bid...
Southwest reviews technology report (12/26/08)
The Southwest R-V School Board reviewed a report on the district's technology department at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 13. The report was submitted by Wes Burleson, technology director. "There are five stated goals with eight sub-categories in Southwest's 2008-09 CSIP (comprehensive school improvement plan)," wrote Burleson. ...
Early Head Start enrollment begins Jan. 5 (12/26/08)
Kornerstone will begin accepting applications for the spring session of its Early Head Start program on Jan. 5, 2009. Early Head Start offers children who are between 6 weeks and 3 years of age a unique learning experience. The program, which is open to income eligible families, is designed to provide educational lessons, health services and other opportunities for children and their families...
Missouri got its fill of extreme weather in 2008 (12/26/08)
This has been one of the wettest years on record in Missouri, and there's still time for 2008 to break the record for most precipitation, said a University of Missouri Extension climatologist. Preliminary numbers indicate that if Missouri receives more than 2.56 inches of precipitation in December, which would be only slightly above normal, 2008 will surpass 1993, which averaged 55.07 inches, said Pat Guinan, MU Extension climatologist with the Commercial Agriculture Program...
Schools join literacy effort (12/26/08)
Cassville and Wheaton schools participated in an effort to promote child literacy this past week. Author Jane E. Halley, a resident of Unionville who has been a teacher for 25 years, travelled to Cassville Intermediate School and Wheaton Elementary School on Dec. 18 to perform a reading of her new book, "The Unidentified Flight-less Object."...
Patrol cautions motorists: watch for deer (12/26/08)
During this time of year, deer are more active, especially during evening and nighttime hours. Drivers are urged to be aware of behavior changes of deer associated with this time of year. It's mating season, which may cause an increase in roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may cause these animals to be in places they aren't usually seen...
Library district accepts computer bid (12/26/08)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Trustees accepted a bid for several new computers at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 20. The board received one bid from Software Specialists for 20 replacement computers with the Windows Vista Business System. According to the bid, the district would be charged $1,020 per computer for a total of $20,400...
Seligman Chamber co-hosts Christmas event (12/26/08)
The Seligman Greater Area Chamber of Commerce and the Norman Bryant Foundation hosted a Christmas party on Dec. 12. "The event was a great success," said Cleta Stanley, Seligman Chamber of Commerce secretary. Around 450 people attended the event, which included a visit by Santa. All of the children and several adults received Christmas gifts...
Fire damages home near Purdy (12/26/08)
A home on Farm Road 2085 near Purdy was significantly damaged by fire and smoke on Dec. 22. Although two small dogs perished in the blaze, no residents were injured in the fire. "A neighbor who noticed smoke coming from the area of the residence called 911 when he arrived to find the source of the smoke being the home," said Mike Redshaw, Purdy Fire Protection District fire chief. ...
Exeter girls take crucial win over Purdy (12/26/08)
The Purdy High School gym hosted an important pre-Christmas showdown in the Ozark 7 Conference on Friday, Dec. 19. The Exeter Lady Tigers, gaining momentum going into the holiday break, put their undefeated record on the line against the 3-3 Purdy Lady Eagles...
Purdy Lady Eagles fend off Wheaton, 74-57 (12/26/08)
The Purdy Lady Eagles took care of business and defeated Ozark 7 Conference foe Wheaton 74-57 on Thursday night to set the stage for their showdown with powerful Exeter on Friday. Purdy's persistent pressure produced plenty of points, but it took almost three full quarters to subdue the host Lady Bulldogs...
Ladycats come up short at East Newton, Wildcats fall to Carthage (12/26/08)
The Ladycats traveled to East Newton last Thursday night with hopes of gaining back some ground after last week's defeat. Unfortunately they were unable to claim a win despite keeping close pace with the Lady Patriots. Cassville dominated both the second and third periods, and tallied more points overall during the second through fourth periods, however, their slow start in the first period would prove to be what ultimately cost them the game as they allowed East Newton to score 15 points to their 7 to start it off.. ...
SWHS announces tournament schedule (12/26/08)
The annual Southwest Holiday Tournament will begin in the Southwest High School gymnasium in Washburn on Saturday, Dec. 27. During the first round, top-seeded Pea Ridge, Ark., High School will take on Exeter High School at 4:30 p.m. Other first round games include: East Newton High School versus Pierce City High School, 6 p.m.; Purdy High School versus Wheaton High School, 7:30 p.m.; and Eureka Springs, Ark., High School versus Southwest High School, 9 p.m...
Sports Round-up (12/26/08)
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MARY ANN CLINE (12/26/08)
Mary Ann Cline, 65, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at her home. She was born on Sept. 10, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Manuel and Mary Lou (York) Velarde. On May 24, 1958, in Piedras Negras, Mexico, she was united in marriage to Daniel W. Cline. She and her husband moved to Cassville two years ago from Brownwood, Texas...
FREDDIE CLEMENTS (12/26/08)
Freddie Clements, 72, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at her home in Cassville. She was born on June 10, 1936, in Blythville, Ark., the daughter of Roy and Viola (Vernon) Holt. She worked for Western Auto in Kansas City and retired after 28 years of service...